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Waterlily Display

A highlight of our summer display, massive water-platters and more than 100 types of colorful day- and night-blooming tropical and hardy waterlilies put on a spectacular show. 

On View Now Through Mid-October

Tucked into a protected courtyard (accessed via the Conservatory), this stunning outdoor Garden features aquatic plants from all over the world. The Garden is open from late May through the End of October. Peak bloom occurs mid-July through September (depending on weather).

History of the Garden

Tropical aquatics came to Longwood in 1957 with the opening of a 13-pool Waterlily Display. In 1989 the display was redesigned by Sir Peter Shepheard into five larger, dramatic pools.

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